Scouts at Kingsbridge get a leg up!

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Scouts at Kingsbridge get a leg up!

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The Kingsbridge Scouts is a valuable institution, and as a central part of the community, it relies upon ongoing community support to keep thriving.

Providing adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for children in the heart of Kingsbridge each year, its facilities include a large building, grounds and parking, all of which require costly upkeep. So when they needed help to find funds for the financial commitments of running and updating their 18 year old Scout Hall, it was the local business community that they turned to.

Peter Richardson, from the Kingsbridge & Salcombe Chamber of Commerce, has been helping with the project. Peter said: “The building is an asset to the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers but also to the wider community, with a number of other organisations like Slimming World using the facility. But these things need care, support and funding to continue and to develop.

Through the local Chamber of Commerce, Peter, with 6th Kingsbridge Scouts' Fundraiser Karen Tollins, made contact with property refurbishment and property management company Pebbles, and ideas sprang to life.

Karen said: "In an early morning meeting at the premises in Autumn 2018, we came up with the idea of a new sign with room for 12 local businesses to sponsor the Scouts on an annual basis which would produce an income of £1,200 p.a. The generosity of the local businesses has been overwhelming and we are already updating the building with a new kitchen and painting inside and out.”

The sign was envisioned, created and installed by Pebbles team including FutureClient and Crispin Born, and fully funded by Pebbles.

James Spencer, Managing Director of Pebbles, said: “Bringing projects from vision through to a reality like this, is a true joy for the team. Many of us have children who were or still are Beavers, Cubs or Scouts. The facility should now get more of the recognition it deserves.”

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